As the US’s new envoy for Yemen heads to the region this week, he is coming from consultations with representatives of all five permanent members of the UN Security Council. The US and Russia’s ability to coordinate and find common ground at the UN will be critical for the prospects for peace in Yemen. There may just be an opportunity for progress.
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East-West Coffee Shop | It gets worse before it gets worse: The current state of U.S.-Russia affairs
Alex Gabuev speaks about current trends in U.S.-Russia relations. His take in a nutshell: It probably gets worse before it gets worse! Likewise, we are likely to see much more competition than cooperation between these two players, although there are still low-hanging fruits like in the field of...
East-West Coffee Shop | The U.S. and Euro-Atlantic security: NATO partners, Russia, and Eastern partnership
In this episode of the East-West Coffee Shop, we're joined by Roger Hilton who will take a close look at the new personnel in the White House and how much emphasis will be given to Euro-Atlantic security. Roger addresses what the U.S.'s engagement with NATO partners will look like and why,...
Rüdiger Lüdeking calls on Europe to take a new approach to cooperation with Russia, one that is interest-driven, consistent and pragmatic, where European security and stability is at the centre.
Among the hopes and expectations that the election of President Biden has triggered, further enlargement of NATO is, for security in Europe, one of the most significant and problematic. In advance of the NATO Summit in June, Nick Williams argues that NATO’s door must remain open but further enlargements should wait until stricter conditions are defined and fulfilled.
In this episode of the East-West Coffee Shop, Liana Fix addresses whether the Biden administration is likely to take a tougher stance on Moscow in some areas, and where there is still room for cooperation in others. While US-Russia relations might remain difficult with regards to Ukraine, Nord...